A convicted kerb crawler drove into a city center and prowled the streets for a vulnerable victim before he raped a young teacher.
Oluyesi Oni, 36, dumped his victim at a McDonalds “in a state of shock” having raped her twice.
She later found out she had been given a sexually transmitted disease and was pregnant.
The housing association worker took the 23-year-old back to his bedsit in Liverpool and attacked her.
They reported that the victim went to police before learning she had an STI and was pregnant.
She later had an abortion.
Oni argued they had consensual sex but was found guilty after a trial of two counts of rape by a 10-2 majority.
The woman today told Liverpool Crown Court: “I thought things couldn’t get any worse and then I found out I was pregnant.
“I couldn’t believe this was happening. How can this happen? Raped. Chlamydia, Now pregnancy.
“I have always wanted to be a parent and hope to have my own children in the future with someone I love.
“But I had to disassociate myself from this feeling, the feeling of having my first pregnancy ripped away from me.
“I just wanted to be held by my dad and cry but instead I had to sit for hours waiting to have an abortion.”
David Polglase, prosecuting, told the jury the woman went on a night out with two friends last year but they became separated in Concert Square.
Nigerian national Oni had driven into the city centre alone in his silver BMW.
CCTV cameras showed him meeting the drunk woman in Newington and picked up the registration of his car.
After waking up without any clothes on and being dropped off, the victim rang her mum and a friend, telling them she remembered saying ‘no’.
When Oni was arrested by the police he told the officers: “I know what this is about”.
But then he repeatedly claimed in an interviews that they never had sex.
However, the victim suffered sexual injuries and DNA evidence proved he was lying, leading to him suggesting it had been consensual.
Oni has a previous conviction for soliciting prostitutes in 2007 and was jailed for nine months in 2013 for conspiracy to commit fraud.
Rebecca Smith, defending, conceded the consequences for both parties – more so the victim – were “devastating and life-changing”.
Judge Alan Conrad, QC, said: “The effects on this victim are as bad as I have come across.”
He told Oni: “The effects of what you did so far, as she is concerned to have been extreme and life-changing.
“She became pregnant by you. She had to undergo a termination. You passed onto her a sexually transmitted infection and she has suffered severe psychological trauma.
“All that in the case of a young woman to whom the sanctity of her body and to whom she gives it is enormously important.”
The judge said he was satisfied Oni knew the woman was “incapable of consenting to sex” because she was drunk and made an order confiscating his BMW.
He said: “Not only was she incapable of consent, but she would never have consented to sex in those circumstances, with a man whom she did not know and whom she had just met.
“You were out in the center of Liverpool alone in the early hours of the morning as the clubs and bars were emptying and there were people affected by drink and/or drugs on the streets.
Your purpose was clear to me – you were looking for a suitable target.
“You found one in this victim who was acutely vulnerable.”
Judge Conrad said after Oni dropped the woman off “she was in a state of shock trying to piece together what had happened to her”.
He said fortunately “a loyal and sensible friend” took her home and gave her good advice about preserving evidence.
The judge jailed Oni for 14 years and told him to sign on the Sex Offenders Register for life.
He said: “You are a clever and cunning man who is forensically astute.
You sought to lie your way out of what you had done, changing your account as new evidence became available to the police.
“The jury saw through your lies. You have shown no remorse or regret for what you have done.
“This is a particularly bad case of its type where your predatory behaviour has caused terrible damage.”
Nigeria Football Federation boss Amaju Pinnick under fresh corruption probe
Several properties belonging to top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), including its president Amaju Pinnick, have been seized in a fresh corruption probe.
The latest investigation and seizures are being carried out by the country’s Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission’s (ICPC).
The ICPC has published a newspaper advertisement about the properties seized – half of which belong to Pinnick.
According to the statement published in the Nigerian papers one of Pinnick’s properties is in London.
It comes amidst wide-ranging claims over how money meant for football development allegedly disappeared.
“We can’t go into further details beyond the fact that many officials of the NFF are under investigation,” ICPC spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa said.
“It’s basically because what they have is in excess of what they have earned.”
The ICPC has also taken control of properties belonging to the NFF second vice-president Shehu Dikko and the general secretary Muhamed Sanusi among others.
Rwanda ban Burundi,s music star ahead of annual festival
Burundian musician Jean Pierre Nimbona, popularly known as Kidum, has told the BBC he is confused by Rwanda’s decision to ban him from playing at the upcoming Kigali Jazz Fusion festival.
Kidum is one of Burundi’s biggest music stars and has performed in Rwanda for the past 16 years.
But a police official phoned the musician’s manager to warn that he would only be allowed to make private visits to Rwanda.
“[My manager was told] Kidum is not supposed to perform, tell him to leave. If he comes for private visits fine, but no performances,” the musician told BBC’s Focus on Africa radio programme.
The mayor of Rwanda’s capital said that in this instance permission had not been sought from the authorities for him to perform at the festival in Kigali.
Kidum was a leading peace activist during Burundi’s civil war between 1993 and 2003 and used his songs to call for reconciliation.
The 44-year-old musician said he had never had problems with Rwandan authorities until recently when three of his shows were cancelled at the last minute – including one in December 2018.
That month Burundi had banned Meddy, a musician who is half-Burundian, half-Rwandan, from performing in the main city of Bujumbura.
Kidum said he was unsure if the diplomatic tensions between Burundi and Rwanda had influenced his ban.
“I don’t know, I don’t have any evidence about that. And if there was politics, I’m not a player in politics, I’m just a freelance musician based in Nairobi,” he said.
He said he would not challenge the ban: “There’s nothing I can do, I just wait until maybe the decision is changed some day.
“It’s similar to a family house and you are denied entry… so you just have to wait maybe until the head of the family decides otherwise.”
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